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The Contagion® Gastrointestinal Infections specialty page provides gastrointestinal infection-specific clinical news and articles, coverage from conferences and meetings, links to condition-specific resources, and videos and other content.

GASTROINTESTINAL INFECTIONS VIDEOS - Page 1

Improving Hospital Disinfection to Prevent <i>C Diff</i>
Edmund A. Hooker, MD, DrPH, discussed the gaps in disinfection in the hospital and how hospital beds can be properly sanitized to prevent the spread healthcare-associatedted infections.
New Options on the Horizon for <i>C diff</i> Prevention
Dale N Gerding, MD, provides insight about prevention options for C diff that are expected in the future.
 
Evaluation of Fidaxomicin vs Vancomycin in Early Targeted Therapy of <i>C diff</i>
Nimish Patel, PharmD, PhD, describes his study, which compared fidaxomicin with oral vancomycin in early targeted therapy of C diff.
Clinical Implications of Bezlotoxumab for Recurring <i>C Diff</i> Infections
Dale N. Gerding, MD, discusses bezlotoxumab and its use for preventing recurrent C diff infections. 
The Dangers of Overtreating Asymptomatic Bacteriuria
Barbara Wells Trautner, MD, PhD, explains how overtreating asymptomatic bacteriuria can lead to antibiotic resistance or incorrect diagnoses.
CDI Management in Health Care Systems
Nimish Patel, PharmD, PhD, discusses the updates to CDI management guidelines and the role of the pharmacists in providing education to physicians.
Alternatives to Fluoroquinolones: Thinking Outside of the Box
Barbara Wells Trautner, MD, PhD, discusses finding alternatives to fluoroquinolones and facilitating patient communication to improve outcomes.
 
Reducing <i>Clostridium Difficile</i> Infection Rates
Panelists highlight additional considerations in the treatment and management of Clostridium difficile infection.
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